A Fantastic Christmas: Theseus Scamander
Chapter four - Dinner
Newt was standing in the kitchen with his brother. Dinner was in the oven. The boys had finished decorating the house and it looked pretty good. Newt had actually enjoyed today. It was nice to spend time with his brother without talking about work or his travels. All they did was play music, decorate and make dinner.
“So, tell me more about this colleague of yours. You never invite anyone over, I’m curious about who this person is that has my brother wrapped around their little finger.” Newt teases.
Theseus rolls his eyes as he leans against the kitchen counter, facing his brother.
“Their name is Y/N, they work on the floor above mine. They’re nice.” He shrugs.
“What more do you want from me, Newt?”
“I want to know more about the person who has claimed my brothers heart. Do they know?” Newt, though usually reserved and quiet, couldn’t resist teasing his brother.
“I’m that obvious?”
“Y/N will be here soon. Is the table set?”
“Yes. Now, do you want me to sit at the end of the table between you both, or sound you like to sit there so you’re next to her?”
“Ha ha, Newt.” Theseus shakes his head as he walks out of the kitchen and waits for your arrival. Newt follows him and sticks close.
Before either of them could say any more, there was a knock at the door. Theseus instantly went to check his hair and outfit in the nearest mirror. Newt just smiled as he went to answer the door.
You look up when the door opens and smile.
“Hi, I’m Y/N, you’re Newt right?”
“Yes, yes, that’s me.” He held out his hand. You shook it, smiling at the way he didn’t hold your eye contact for very long. You were somewhat aware of his shyness.
“It’s nice to meet you.”
Newt smiled and let you in, just as he took your coat, Theseus came over. He smiled at you as he greeted you.
“You’ve done a good job.” You say, referring to the decorating they had done.
"I had help.“ Theseus said, looking at his brother.
The three of you sat down, Newt pouring drinks for everyone. Theseus’ home was nice, welcoming. It suited him perfectly. You could tell he was hardly here though, spending most of his time at the Ministry. Still, it felt like a home.
Conversation flowed nicely between the three if you, but Theseus had noticed that you and his brother had spoken the most to one another. You both seemed to be getting on wonderfully. He couldn’t help wondering if you two would make a better pair. A sharp pain shot through him at the thought. He really liked you, and though he would do anything to see you happy, he wondered if he would be alright knowing you and his brother were together.
Theseus was shook from his thoughts by your voice. Newt was gone, in the kitchen to finish up dinner.
"We should sit and wait.” You smiled.
Theseus pulled out the chair at the end of the table and waited for you to sit. You thanked him softly. He was ever the gentleman. He sat down beside you, refilling your drink for you.
“Are you still coming to the party with me?” He asks, hoping you hadn’t changed your mind.
“Of course! I’m actually looking forward to it. Which to me feels weird since I don’t normally go, but I suppose that’s because of you.” You smile at him.
“Well, you did invite me to come with you.”
Newt enters before Theseus can question you further. The food smells wonderful as it’s laid out on the table. Once everything is ready, Newt takes his seat and gives you a smile.
You each fill your plates and conversation picks back up. This time you spent an equal amount of time chatting to the boys. Newt sees the way Theseus looks and smiles at you. Perhaps this year, Theseus will get the one thing he always wanted for Christmas.
Newt could only hope so.
After dessert, you chat a bit more before you decide to take your leave. The evening had been lovely. A small part of you hoped you would be welcomed back into his home again. It was nice to spend some time with Theseus outside of work.
You tug on your coat and turn to Theseus who stood by the door.
“Thank you for having me.”
“You’re welcome. We should do this again soon,” he suggests.
“I would like that very much.”
He smiles as you both stand there for a moment looking at one another.
“I’ll see you soon.”
“See you. Safe trip home.” He calls out as you leave the property.
You wave at him once before you disappear down the street. Newt comes up behind his brother and stares at the direction you had gone in.
“I like them.” He says.